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>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> today marks three years since the affordable care act took effect, in months many will have health coverage. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the push to make sure the program is ready. . >> reporter: at locations around the state people rallied, including here at san francisco city hall, to celebrate the implementation of the affordable care act and they are urging leaders to do more to make sure it works. >> okay. so continue -- >> reporter: at the clinic the doctor treats patients for free, people who don't have insurance and welcomes the affordable care act. >> i think there will be a number of years where there will be lot of working through the glitches. >> reporter: in 2014, 6 million uninsured will be covered. >> 50% of our patients won't be eligible because of issues. >> we came, we saw. we passed healthcare. >> dave: they celebrated celebrated the affordable care act three year anniversary
with the investigators right now. at 6:00 p.m., more on the investigation. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the mother does not want to talk to reporters right now but the hospital said the girl is doing very well. >> medical assessment is complete. she is in good condition. all indicators are excellent. >> little gabriela quintero was taken to the hospital when police found her in the abandon jeep. she appeared calm and in good health. the hospital said the girl was discharged to her mother before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. an hour ago. again the investigation is not over and police are still looking for the person who stole the jeep. san jose police say the suspect is a white woman in her 30s wearing a dark top and pants and with dark hair in a bun. she was carrying a target shopping bag. there is a target store nearby but that store was not open at the time. ktvu channel 2 news is staying in touch with police as they search for the suspect. follow us on twitter where we will tweet any updates including an arrest in the se. >>> good samaritans tried to help victims of a vehicle acciden
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> good evening. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> there are explosive new allegations that money was paid to influence an oakland city counsel member to do business on public property. ktvu's eric rasmussen uncovered a second investigation involving larry reid who is already the suggest of a report -- subject of a report by the auditor. >> reporter: we obtained this report by a private investigator. it includes an interview with a man who says his business partner paid money to get special treatment from larry reid. >> reporter: they had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base. in 2009 it got approval to accept material. >> i was so concerned. >> reporter: he told us his business partner and owner paid a long time activist a thousand dollars a week to get the city's cooperation. >> reporter: what was the money for? >> so he could get whatever he wants from the city. >> reporter: how do you think he was doing that? >> because he had a connection.
veered off the road but speed was not a factor. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police arrested three men last night in oakland after a high-speed chase and think the suspects might be linked to crimes in hayward and san jose. it ended after the car they were in spun out. it started in hayward when officers tried to pull the driver or for driving under the for the fluence. police -- influence. police think they were involved in a shooting. >> there was a incident that involved a shooting from a vehicle. we are determining whether or not this vehicle was involved in that. >> police are also investigating whether the three men were involved in a armed robbery and shooting in san san jose. >>> the castro district will be the scene of a rally and march in support of same-sex marriage. ktvu's noelle walker is live where the supreme court court, all eyes on the supreme court. >> reporter: we have seen a few people here with signs and flags. they are starting to set up for a huge rally and march to city hall. supreme court is taking up the
it anymore so beware. live from concord, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile silicon valley is the center of many of the nations high-tech ideas but a new study says certain people are being left out. that story coming up in about 12 minutes. >>> valejo police are investigating the cities sixth homicide of the year. neighbors call police just before 5:30:00 p.m. yesterday after hearing shots fired from a home on hickborn street. when officers arrived they found an elderly man who had been shot inside the homes garage. police have not yet released the mans identity. no arrests have been made. this is valejo's second homicide since thursday and the third this month. >>> authorities are still trying to figure out what went wrong over the weekend when they say a teenager lost control of a race car killing two people. it happened saturday night at a racetrack in mariesville, north of sacramento. investigators say 17 year old chase johnson somehow went off the track and struck two spectators. one of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus
guard was telling ktvu news. >> the big week has arrived. >>> grand opening for two very important tunnels near the devil's slide area. we'll tell you about the ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. and why this is so important for people in the coastal communities. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us monday morning march 25th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. you're the ktvu doctor you're supposed to make steve paulson feel absolutely well. >> he doesn't always listen to me. >> we do have a little change today. it will still be partly sunny, mostly sunny but a lot of high clouds streaming in and a westerly breeze and that system is moving to the north. it will increase low clouds. 50s and 60s. a couple holding on to low 70s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well on southbound 101 as you head down to the toll plaza, golden gate bridge. no major problems there. the morning commute is looking good if you are driving at the bay bridge but we're seeing signs the metering lights could be on soon. let's
. >> ktvu covered that shooting as well. police say a drive by shooting yesterday afternoon sent an innocent bystander to the hospital. the victim was reportedly driving with his wife and child when he was hit. now he is expected to survive. ktvu tara moriarty gathering more details on the story. she will join us in a little bit. >>> time is 6:02. new this morning police in south san francisco out there searching for a serial arsonist. three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning. the fires were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have information on this, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> the coast guard meantime has called off the search for a man who disappeared while playing in the surf near half- moon bay. coast guard helicopters spent several hours yesterday looking for carlos lopez. he is 22 years old. he had been playing soccer with friends when he vanished into the rough ocean waters. >> pretty strong current. it was a dead low tide so all the rips which were every 200 to 30
hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on another investigation linked to councilman reed. ktvu news has obtained a report from a private investigator, including claims that the owner of urban recycling paid a consultant a thousand dollar a week. the investigation suggests he was paid up to $50,000 a year to get in flew forensics reed. he says he's never taken a dime. >> it's just really mind boggling to me someone can say because they're in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire. i'm still here. i just got reelected. >> we'll have more reaction for you tonight on the 10:00 news on ktvu. >>> a woman who claimed she was raped on the uc santa cruz campus has been charged with a misdemeanor after she made up the story. >> prosecutors charged 20-year-old morgan trip let with making a false report. >> the student said she was attacked last month. authorities say she revealed assault was fabricated. >>> prosecute obvious charged a former preschool teacher of five counts much attempted child endangerment for putting sleeping pills from sip
ahead at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> help is on the way. an effort to make the votes of oakland safer, it is the top story. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. the oakland police department graduate its first academy of police officers in 4 years today, brian flores is live in oakland to explain how this may make the streets safer. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the goal certainly is to make the streets safer in oakland. as you mentioned the first graduating class since november of 2008, not only a big day for them but also for the families who have sacrificed so much. this is the city's 166th police academy class, 38 officers graduated today, including two from vallejo, the class marks the first of many things, for one the first class under police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwan and the first diverse class in its history, out of the graduating class 11 different language including those. the chief says it marks a turning point for them and this new class is meant to do that, and he hopes that.
you the latest alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people were concerned about the dark smoke rising and it started 2:30 in sacramento county and it was put out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out and plus it was hard to get to and at first, air quality district said it was a prescribed burn and later he changed it to an actual vegetation fire. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this isn't press sufficient burn period runs through april 15th and it must be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. janine de la vega is in san jose to tells you how the companies are responding, good morning. >> reporter: well, they have a very diverse population and they say the workforce for tech giants do not. they had a tough time getting them to give up all their information and they are asking 20 of the most influential stuff about their employees. only 20 responded even after they find and the companies included cisco and ebay, they show women are underrepresented
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have raised three boys. >> family, it
confirmation on that, we'll be sure to pass it a -- it along to you. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have r
years after the iraq war began. details are being discussed right now. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from san francisco to show us how some marking this day. >> reporter: you could use the word "marking," tori. the sidewalks are filled with a memorial of sports on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of u.s. armed forces fighting in iraq. >> it's been ten years which is why we're out here on this date march 19th since we invaded iraq ten years ago. i was going into iraq with the 101st and since then, there have been hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians including thousands of american soldiers. >> reporter: today aaron hands and other veterans are writing the names at the federal building here on golden gate avenue. organizers have timed this to coincide with a similar protest at the white house. many say they were opposed to u.s. participation in the war to begin with. others say they were misled. >> a lot of us feel that a lot of us were pretty much lied into -- into our involvement with this war and pretty much we're trying to highlight the effects of the war by chalking
on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, everybody it is friday, sounds very good to say that. march 22nd i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. you will not believe who is here for us on the weather this morning. >> yeah i wanted to come in and meet brian. >> and you don't need any sleep any way. >> couple hours. >> nice to be here. the weekend is shaping up. we're right there basically. we are heading for daytime highs. we are going to warm upright through the bay area week. see that pink or purple area? that is a gail warning off the coast. it will be breezy today. when i come back, i'll have the forecast for your winds and also the day-time high forecast for your neighborhood on friday. >>> good morning, to you. traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay area. there are a couple exceptions. for the most part we have a good looking commute in the area. this is highway 24 westbound. the traffic is moving along very nicely with no major problems. if you are driving on interstate 880 the traffic here also looks good. but we have a big problem in the south bay
't taking it anymore so beware. live from concord, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile silicon valley is the center of many of the nations high-tech ideas but a new study says certain people are being left out. that story coming up in about 12 minutes. >>> valejo police are investigating the cities sixth homicide of the year. neighbors call police just before 5:30:00 p.m. yesterday after hearing shots fired from a home on hickborn street. when officers arrived they found an elderly man who had been shot inside the homes garage. police have not yet released the mans identity. no arrests have been made. this is valejo's second homicide since thursday and the third this month. >>> authorities are still trying to figure out what went wrong over the weekend when they say a teenager lost control of a race car killing two people. it happened saturday night at a racetrack in mariesville, north of sacramento. investigators say 17 year old chase johnson somehow went off the track and struck two spectators. one of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cous
and a little warmer. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news is the only crew on the scene in contra costa county. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute
to that ammunition and we'll have more information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport.
information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport. the building was not burned. firefighters are investigating whether this was
moon bay -- half- moon bay area. >> very, very good. he is hard working. >> ktvu news checked with the coast guard early this morning and at this point no plans are planned to resume the search. >>> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on two same sex marriage cases including proposition 8 california's ban on gay marriage. in san francisco today same sex marriage supporters are holding a rally and march. that starts at 6:30 this evening. in washington, d.c. people have been camped out in front of the supreme court building since thursday. they are lined up in hopes of getting one of the 250 seats set aside for the public. tomorrow the justices will hear arguments on proposition 8 and on wednesday the federal defensive marriage act. across the country emotions are strong on both sides of the issue. >>> >> the fundamental issue is whether loving and committed same sex couples who serve their country whether they should be able to take part in the fundamentally american freedom to marry. >> marriage exists to connect men and women togeth
might be connected to a shooting in hayward. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us from hayward with more on this possible connection. tara. >> reporter: this is where police say that an innocent bystander could have been killed in a drive by shooting. right now police are looking at surveillance video from that gas station to see if it provides more clues. authorities believe the suspect involved in this shooting is who led them on a child chase just hours later. our cameras caught the high speed chase north on 880 through oakland late last night. police tried to pull the driver over in hayward just after 11:00 for a dui in reckless driving. the car ended up spinning out of control. police cars smashed into it to box the driver in and arrest him. officers say people in the car were throwing things out on to the roadway. they never found thosements but officers did find weapons inside the vehicle when they finally stopped. >> they pursued the vehicle all the way into oakland where it crashed on its own. the three occupants were taken to custody from there. >> reporter: police be
to the oakland raiders, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us tuesday march 19th, i am pam cook. steve, if if you were them, would you grab an umbrella? >> yes,i would. if you are heading out tonight you might need that umbrella, and tonight you can see cloud cover and there is a little bit more rain coming in, 50s and of 0s -- 60s to near 70s, here is sal. >>> there is a crash in richmond we will tell you about, and traffic looks good at the bay bridge toll plaza, 237 looks good, let's go back to the desk. >>> pope frances is now vowing to serve the porest -- poorest and the weakest. six hours ago pope frances was presented with a key symbol. he went through the open top vehicle which was not surrounded by bullet proof glass. he is being called the people's pope and he broke float tow call and kissed a disabled man in the crowd. >> he has the passion for things that really motivate him. >> more than 150,000 people packed st. peters' square for the installation. >>> a car fire really spread to headquarters in a
right now. this is ktvu channel this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> we begin with breaking news on half-moon bay. they are searching as well as the coast guard looking for a missing man on the beach. the missing man was reported missing 2:45 this afternoon. they told the coast guard he was with them on the beach and turned around and he was gone. we have a crew checking in on this and we will bring you more as soon as it comes into the newsroom. >>> here is more on a family of a santa rosa ray way team. it wrapped up just a short time ago and it seems as though this tragedy has touched everyone in this community. >> that's right, heather, hundreds of people are still here and theres a reception going on as you can see. this is following a loving tribute to a remarkable 14-year- old who was looking forward to high school last year. >> i am so sorry he was going to miss out on all of the fun he would have had. it is going to be hard not picking him up every day. >> relatives, classmates, and teachers shared rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car accid
and if we do we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be holding rallies leading up to tomor
we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be
as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. >>> a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is still under way. the mother and daughter were standing at the back of this very crowded bus
the hillside here. we'll bring you more as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. >>> a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is st
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a living space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss about listen a very
he's be engaged in the in the past. live in vallejo, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a man was killed this afternoon. police say the man was shot about 12:20 at william reed drive right around the corner from marsh elementary. police say the victim was 20 years old. a friend says the victim had a young daughter and had been trying to enlist in the marines. the elementary was not placed on lockdown. >>> neighbors raced to get the word out as three homes burned this morning. ktvu was first on the scene as flames gutted two homes and damaged a third. ktvu's noelle walker live at say with the three things working against fire crews efforts. >> reporter: i was standing here in this very spot yesterday. you'd have seen three homes behind me. take a look behind me, now they're boarding up the windows of this home that was heavily damaged. the home owner says this didn't have to happen. to see there was once a home here requires some imagination. >> everything else is gone. >> reporter: at 2:30 a.m. the island should have been dark and quiet. it was neither. >> our neighbor comes r
within the next hour. live from alameda, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a livivi space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss ab
forward. >> i think we should to it and this is something they to best in. in oakland alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can go to a slide show on our website www.ktvu.com just check on the tab. >>> whyfie focuses on indoor mapping and they can detect a smart phone user's location in a building using wi-fi signals. they have not given any details and they are among several the cupertino company has made in an effort to improve its navigation capabilities. >>> they have applied showing a woman gagged and bound showing the kardashian sisters. somebody leaked this on the internet and they said they deeply regret this incident and the mock up ads are contrary to the decency one ford. >>> the cost of gas is beginning to slowly drop around the country. gas prices dropped around 3 cents per gallon to a nationwide average of 371 per gallon -- $3.71 per gallon. gas is about $4.14 per gallon and in san jose it is $4.03. as high as it may seem, prices are lower than it was the last year. >> here is the new hoping between pacifica to build in why years. it
in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland city auditor says two councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what t
in the next half hour. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we have developing news right now, several u.s. marines have been killed during a training exercise near california. reportedly they died after an explosion at the army depot. the explosion happened at an army depot and this is a developing story and we are trying to confirm the number of fatalities and we will bring you more news as soon as it becomes available. >>> in iraq, more than 56 people killed and more than 200 hurt in a series of bombings in and around baghdad. >> you are looking at brand-new video outside of baghdad this morning. most were car bombs where they targeted she shi'ite areas. the attacks happened near the green zone and that's where foreign embassies including the american embassy is based. >>> these attacks comes on the 10th anniversary of the u.s. led invasion of iraq. you remember this, u.s. launched several air strikes terminating the iraq war. they forced saddam hussein out of power and his regime was overthrown but no weapons of mass destruction were
plan. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> new this morning, a silver alert has been issued for a missing man from danville. police say 83-year-old nicholas paul tetino was last seen leaving his home yesterday afternoon. police were able to talk to him by within but they say he sounded -- by phone but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another sa
they are trying this plan. if this doesn't work, they are working on another plan. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> new this morning, a silver alert has been issued for a missing man from danville. police say 83-year-old nicholas paul tetino was last seen leaving his home yesterday afternoon. police were able to talk to him by within but they say he sounded -- by phone but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral argument
from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightl
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as patti mentioned, we received picture of the fire from our viewers. gary with twin rivers marine insurance agency says the company's web cam points toward the san joaquin river. >>> jacob miles sent us this picture showing how the smoke could be seen from miles. >> with the fire and smoke came large chunks of ash. sean shared these photos of a covered walk in the area. >> more details tonight on prescribed burns in the area. according to officials with the bay area quality district. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this year the permissive burn period began on march 1st and runs through april 15th. the fires must be deemed necessary by the california department of fish and wildlife. >>> now to developing news we're following right now in vallejo, police there investigating the city's sixth homicide of the year. it happened a few hours ago in a residential neighborhood. christien kafton just spoke to investigators and joins us live now with what he learned. >> reporter: let's take a live look at where inves
at this time. live in san jose matt keller, ktvu. >>> video from vallejo where our camera caught a lot of police action. officers with swat team members converged on a house and made at least two arrests police are not releasing many details but we know this was happening a thousand yards yards from vallejo's most recent homicide. the killing marked the sixth of the year. >>> in san francisco, a singer named michelle shock went on an anti gay rant that stunned people in the audience and many walked out. amber lee is here with more on what she said and an almost unheard of response from yoshi's. >> reporter: the concert took place here management tells me the singer song writer has been banned from performing here again. yoshi's is dark on monday's but michelle shock's rant during last night's concert is still playing out tonight. one audience member tweeted this photo the folk singer reportedly said, god hates and then uses a slur for homosexuals and says you can tweet that i said so. >> last night's events should not ever happen, first time in five years that we had to shut down a sh
right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it is thursday march 21st . an elderly woman is in the hospital after she and her husband were run over by a truck. tara is live where the crash happened. >> reporter: good morning. that woman is in critical condition fighting for her life. getting an idea how busy this intersection can be. this is where it happened in one of these four crosswalks right here. it's very busy. muni comes through here . it looked like this last night although obviously darker and a lot more fog. it was pretty dense and authorities say that is what contributed toward the accident. happened off west portal avenue at 9:40 last night. a pick-up truck hit an elderly couple. the man was okay, his wife was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. in the fog, they want to remind folks to drive slowly. but despite the fog, people say drivers simply need to slow down. >> i'm really worried about this intersection right here cause i go over here everyday. i'm afraid everybody's trying to get t
until the sergeant has more for us we will bring you the latest alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people were concerned about the dark smoke rising and it started 2:30 in sacramento county and it was put out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out and plus it was hard to get to and at first, air quality district said it was a prescribed burn and later he changed it to an actual vegetation fire. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this isn't press sufficient burn period runs through april 15th and it must be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. janine de la vega is in san jose to tells you how the companies are responding, good morning. >> reporter: well, they have a very diverse population and they say the workforce for tech giants do not. they had a tough time getting them to give up all their information and they are asking 20 of the most influential stuff about their employees. only 20 responded even after they find and the companies included cisco and ebay, they show women are underreprese
will stay here for the duration. >>> trending now on ktvu.com, oakland based too short was arrested in hollywood last night on dui and possession. >>> he was picked up just after 3 a.m. and detained on $10,000 bail. >> a bill hearing had yet to be scheduled. police said he was in custody but offered no other details. >> right now at ktvu.com, that's tour top crime section which you'll find at the very top. >>> during a concert in san francisco, a video has surfaced on the internet. >> once preachers are held at gun point and forced to mary the homosexuals, i'm pretty sure that was the signal for jesus to come on back. >> that's reportedly michelle shock. today, she issued an open letter apologizing, but she's also saying he was misunderstood. her comments say they were about how some feel, not her, about gay marriage. >> you can read that at ktvu.com under hot topics. >>> an oakland monday was convicted of first degree murder. 26-year-old george hug ins faces life in prison due to the circumstance of murder during a robbery. in july of 2010 at any time, the father of three was apply
they encounter on coming traffic. ktvu asked a city official about that today and he says overhead signs that will be easy to see are coming soon. >> the signs are being made as we speak. and they're going to be going up in the next few days or week. that concern is valid. >> the city says starting tonight there will also be improvements to traffic lights. the loop is still a work in progress. it'll be months before the construction is finished. >>> in san francisco there is new hope for the homeless. this time it's coming from the high-tech world. david stevenson is here and shows us what hundreds of tech companies and their employees are doing to try to make a difference. >> reporter: last week we saw bay area and silicon valley tech companies come together. this week to take on homelessness. the singers sang "lean on me" today in san francisco. the program brings together medical, social and housing services to aid the city's estimated 6400 homeless people. >> our waiting list is at record levels. over 260 families are on the list. >> reporter: p
was killed. live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland city auditor says two councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's c
the ceremony for pope francis, the new pope. in rome, amy kellogg, fox news. >>> stay with ktvu we will bring you live coverage of that installation mass from st. peters square coverage begins 1:30 a.m. chef. >> temperatures were warm, 70 antioch, 67 in santa rosa. highs tomorrow remain warm, increasing clouds again. here is the weather system a nice looking system it will rain but most of this moisture, a lot of it, will go out of the area to the north of us. we will get rain but not as much as we could. here is how it breaks down. tomorrow noontime it really starts to cloud up and this is the computer model now see the shower building offshore. you are drive, morning classes, outdoor work, before noon you are solid. after that, we get into it. 5:00 p.m. showers start to fall we could have a little wet on the afternoon commute this isn't heavy rain but wet. it will impact your afternoon commute. when i come back i roll this all the way through we go looking for more rain. 5 day forecast with your weekend back here 10:45 p.m. >>> tomorrow a san francisco supervisor, plans to introduce legisla
super bowl, the meeting tonight which could be a game changer, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, it is tuesday march 19th, i am dave clark. let's check in with steve paulson for the weather. >>> low cloud cover will continue to stream in and light rain later on more likely for the evening commute, here is sal. >>> right now traffic on 680 is moving along well as you drive passed the mission boulevard exit. also on the san mateo bridge, it's nice all the way out to the peninsular. it is coming up on 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> they are now vowing to serve the poorest and the weakest. six hours ago pope frances has given a key symbol. before being installed to the st. peters' square in an open vehicle which was not covered by bullet proof glass and he broke protocol to kiss a disabled man's head. many packed in and you can see the greetings going on and we take you there again live, vice- president joseph biden was there for the inn tall layings mass and he -- installation mass and he shook hands during a meet and greet and vice- presi
'm tara moriarty, ktvu news. >>> let's check in again with sal. two big problems. right now you want to check on the toll plaza. >> we also want to check on one of the busiest commutes. that would be the toll plaza. westbound bay bridge toll plaza, there's certainly a delay, but it's not as much as it normally is. this is common for a fry when we have traffic backed up like this and then in the 8:00 hour we should see clearing unless there's a crash. also looking at the commute here on san francisco's freeways, certainly people out there, it's a little crowded but certainly northbound 101 looks good from 280 up to the 280 split. we've been talking about the problem on 280 southbound. it's going to be a major traffic issue for the next few hours on 280 approaching 101. the alternate is southbound 280 to 101 or get yourself on 101 to begin with and head south. >>> filling in for steve, it's bill martin. >>> good morning on your friday. steve is out today. he's still sick yesterday. i know he's feeling better today. i he'll be back on monday. in the meantime, you've got me. plenty of su
to contact bart police. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san mateo police will be back at ayr gone high school after receiving a threat from the school. police say they will be there again and through the weekend as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control tower
. tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san mateo police will be back at ayr gone high school after receiving a threat from the school. police say they will be there again and through the weekend as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five ai
bank. channel 2 morning news continues >>> complete bay area news coverage starts now. this is ktvu. >> thursday morning, first full day of spring. >>> after graffiti threat was found in girl's bathroom since then, other schools have had to deal with other issues. and those three cases, the students are tracked town and facing harsh punishments that could include threats at a school. parents, you might want to pay close attention at this time because in some cases, the parents can face punishment. once again, we will be here as it happens, when students start to come out, we can get information about what they plan to do and how they plan to go about it in the latest going on in the threat. we're live in san mateo. >>> time now, 6:02, overnight news, a power outage knocked the lights out to 4300 customers, it started in new hall street. right now, only about 163 people are still without power. the p g and e crews are out there and say that the power should be back on by 10:00. so far, they're not sure what caused the problem, but as you can see, there are burned power poles and wir
. ktvu, how many have been standing in line? >> they just reached a hundred people. you could see the line behind me and i have been told that the first person in line is here since 5:00 p.m. yesterday i want to show you some of the lawn chairs that are out here you can see one of the first people in line has a tent out here. they are offering free bread. i want to talk to the second person in line because the first person is second harvest food bank. this is not the first time you have stood in line, you're from sacramento. >> i'm from sacramento >> why are you out here? >> we love free bread and they have the greatest bread and it's just wonderful we love getting the year's worth of free bread. >> you said you give the bread to strangers because it's the third time you have been here. i do. if i'm going through the drive through, i'll give tickets to starbucks. >>> starting for all of you hungry people, might want to get on the road. highway 4 up past con court concord. 680 is slow beginning with slow traffics and down to alamo we hav
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